Exchange group heads to Madrid for the next two weeks!

Our 2018-2019 Short-Term Spanish Exchange group is gearing up for their upcoming departure for Madrid! The group met on Thursday, February 14 to craft some “Group Goals” and “Daily Leadership Roles” for their experience abroad:

  • Group Goals:
    1.) Improve Spanish! (Speak in Spanish to host families and friends; Participate during classes at CEM) )
    2.) Try new things/Get out of comfort zone/have comfort with discomfort (eat new foods)
    3.) Engage with new people (open up to NA classmates; connect with host and host family; be present; be with new people)
    4.) Focus on being present (Limit phone/technology use)
    5.) Document and reflect on experience throughout (photos; daily journal)
    6.) Become a better and more confident traveler (be a traveler instead of a tourist … No starbucks!)
    7.) Learn about a new side of your inner self (have an open mindset)
    8.) Leave Spain with a second family
    9.) Have fun!
  • Daily Student Leadership Roles:
    Leader(s) of the Day
    Caboose/Sweeper
    Navigator
    Social Media Manager (Blog; Twitter)
    Camel
    Photographer
    Language Police
    Counter
    Weather(wo)man
    Phone Patrol

Follow along on their adventure abroad March 2-16 here on the blog and on our International Programs Twitter feed.

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